Parkinson’s Care and Support UK are pleased to bring to you weekly Beat Box exercise classes where you practice non-contact boxing techniques to music! These are lively, High Intensity classes. Participants work on developing footwork for balance and agility without any risk of head trauma! Beat Boxing is associated with improvement in eye-hand Coordination and better balance. For people with Parkinson’s, balance is key.
Beat Boxing is a great aerobic exercise. Aerobic exercise gets your heart pumping and helps lower the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and diabetes. High intensity exercise like Beat Boxing helps your brain to increase the production of endorphins and dopamine- just what you need if you have Parkinson’s! It can strengthen bones and muscles, burn more calories and lift mood.
The moves include a combination of large, sweeping punches, crosses, hooks, uppercut, smaller punches, jabs, squats, ducks, short quick steps forward and back. Beat Boxing Challenges the brain to create new circuits, which lead to neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to rewire and reorganize itself by forming new neural connections.
This exercise requires works on brain-body coordination including changing your position, changing your posture, challenging your balance. The more you do that, the better your balance reaction becomes. As a result, participants improve their strength, power, agility, speed, balance and postural stability, hand-eye coordination and reaction time. The ultimate goal is to manage symptoms and improve quality of life for people with Parkinson’s.
Come and join Parkinson’s Care and Support UK BEAT BOX LIVE ZOOM!
When: Every Thursday
Time: 04.00PM GMT London
How: You must be a Friend of ParkinsonsCSUK to access our live exercise classes. You must register in advance to participate.